Princeton Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Motor Vehicle Summons in Princeton New Jersey
You might believe you have the right to drive indefinitely once you pass the written and road test but the ability to operate a motor vehicle in New Jersey, including a municipality like Princeton New Jersey, is a privilege that is subject to many conditions. This distinction can result many restrictions, financial obligations and even suspension of your driver’s license if you are convicted of a serious traffic ticket like driving while suspended, driving without insurance, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, reckless driving or DWI. You can also have your licensed revoked for accumulating too many motor vehicle summonses for speeding, careless driving and other less severe offenses. It is pivotal for someone facing a moving a traffic offense in Princeton or elsewhere to avoid a conviction so that any threat to driving privileges is eliminated.
The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are part of a powerhouse criminal defense team that has been serving Princeton from an office located in the municipality for over a decade. We know the Mercer County Court system well and certainly appear routinely in Princeton Municipal Court. An attorney on our staff, which has over a 100 years of combined experience and includes several former prosecutors, is available to 24/7 to assist individuals charged with driving while suspended, reckless driving, speeding, driving without insurance and other offenses in Princeton NJ. Contact us at (609) 683-8102 for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.
Princeton New Jersey Traffic Offense
The state has the power to impose conditions on your ability to retain your license and one of them is obeying the traffic laws that apply in Princeton. When you violate one of these motor vehicle statutes, it results in issuance of a Princeton New Jersey traffic offense. A conviction for such a violation carries fines and other collateral penalties and consequences, including points on your driver’s license. The examples of the points associated with some of the more common moving violations are set forth in the chart below:
|Traffic Statute||Motor Vehicle Violation||Points Assessed|
|39:4-98||Speeding 1-14 MPH Over The Limit||2|
|Speeding 15-29 MPH Over The Limit||4|
|Speeding At Least 30 MPH Over The Limit||5|
|39:4-128.1||Passing a School Bus||5|
Leaving the Scene of an Accident Without Injury
Leaving the Scene of an Accident With Injury
Accumulating of six points or more within a three-year period leads to a $150 surcharge. An additional $25 surcharge is assessed for each point in excess of six. If you fail to pay the surcharge, your license is suspended by the MVC. Twelve or more points on your driving record will cause MVC to suspend your privileges to drive.
In addition to fines and points on your license, a guilty finding to most moving traffic charges in Princeton will cause your insurance rates to increase. Certain violations of the law, such as DWI, driving without insurance and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, also call for a mandatory suspension or revocation of your license. For example, possession of drugs in a motor vehicle calls for a two year license suspension as does a second offense for driving without insurance (i.e. one year for a first offense).
Princeton NJ Traffic Offense Attorney
You cannot beat a traffic ticket in Princeton Municipal Court by pleading guilty. You need to aggressively defend yourself with the assistance of a knowledgeable traffic offense attorney if you want the best opportunity to escape the negative consequences of the charge. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have years practicing in Princeton and offer skilled defense to any motor vehicle offense you may be facing. Call our office in Princeton New Jersey at (609) 683-8102 to speak to an accomplished traffic lawyer immediately. Lawyers are available 24/7 to answer your questions.
We serve clients throughout Mercer County, New Jersey — including Trenton, Hamilton, Princeton Borough, West Windsor, East Windsor, Lawrence Township, Robbinsville, Hightstown, Princeton Township, Ewing and Hopewell — and surrounding areas, including Hunterdon County and Burlington County.